The Telegraph reports that Michail Antonio, a standout player for West Ham, will miss the remainder of January due to yet another physical setback following a mishap during training.
On January 6, the newspaper said on its website that the striker, who had been out for nearly two months, would now be out for an additional two to three weeks.
It is now even more clear that David Moyes will need to use the January transfer window to look for a new striker after Antonio suffers yet another setback.
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West Ham will be devastated to lose Antonio for a further two to three weeks on top of the two months he has already missed. This is especially true in a month when they will also be missing Mohammed Kudus, who is travelling to the African Cup of Nations with the Ghanaian team.
Due to Jarrod Bowen’s return to his more natural right-sided position, Kudus would have been able to play in the first team again instead of taking on the experimental striker role that Moyes has been experimenting with in recent weeks.
Given that the transfer market is open and that a striker is purportedly at the top of the Hammers’ priority list, this latest setback will only increase their chances of adding a new forward during the window, since they will obviously need reinforcements.
The London Stadium’s transfer staff is primarily focused on adding a goalscorer during the transfer window, as Antonio has only scored two goals in his 12 Premier League outings thus far this season and Danny Ings has not found the back of the net.